Near-Blizzard Conditions Possible, 11 Inches of snow in Erskine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Snowfall reached nearly 1 foot on Sunday in some parts of northern Minnesota. National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning in Minnesota‚Äôs Cook County and a winter storm warning across the northern regions of Wisconsin and Minnesota until early Monday. Forecasters warned that strong winds and heavy snow would make travel dangerous. National Weather Service reported snowfall…

Black bear sightings reported in Fertile and Erskine

Authorities say the bears have not been a threat to people or pets.

FERTILE, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota DNR have been receiving calls of black bear sightings in Fertile and Erskine. Authorities say the bears have not been a threat to people or pets, but have been rummaging through garbage cans, grills and bird feeders. Residents are asked to store trash and grills in secure areas, wash garbage cans…

Erskine Water Carnival Cancelled

ERSKINE, Minn.–The 64th Annual Erskine Water Carnival has been cancelled. The Carnival was scheduled May 30 to June 2, 2020 The Erskine Commercial Club said their was no possible way to keep everyone safe even with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The safety of Carnival guests was the deciding factor in cancelling the event. However, the Commercial Club is considering holding…

Erskine Man Arrested For Impaired Boating On Union Lake

Emelian Frolov was located on the lake around 8 o'clock Sunday night with seven other people in his watercraft

POLK CO., MN — An Erskine, Minnesota man is arrested after Polk County authorities get a report of a reckless boater on Union Lake. 23-year-old Emelian Frolov was located on the lake around 8 o’clock Sunday night with seven other people in his watercraft. Frolov was escorted into the public landing and arrested for boating while impaired. No injuries were…

Barn Destroyed By Fire Near Erskine, Minnesota

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal was contacted to investigate the cause of the fire

ERSKINE, Minn. — An early morning fire destroys a barn in rural Erskine, Minnesota. Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded just after midnight to a report of a structure fire in Section 21 of Knute Township in rural Erskine. When fire crews arrived they found a barn was fully engulfed and appeared to be a total loss. The fire departments then…

Mentor Man Arrested For DWI After Rolling His Vehicle

Wayne Turner And A Passenger Were Treated For non-life threatening injuries

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Mentor, Minnesota man was arrested after rolling his vehicle on Memorial Day near Erskine. Authorities arrested 25-year-old Wayne Turner for DWI and an outstanding warrant. He rolled his vehicle on Campground Road around 1:30 in the morning on Monday. Turner and his passenger were treated for non-life threatening injuries in Fosston before he was arrested….